Often referred to as a Fourth Industrial Revolution, emerging digital technologies which blend physical systems and digital technologies together are playing a more significant role in our everyday lives.
Artificial intelligence, quantum technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G connectivity are all transforming the way we live and work. They also have the potential to influence and impact upon a whole spectrum of industries from manufacturing to medicine and lifestyle to biology.
Artificial intelligence (AI) - often termed “smart” systems and devices - are those that to some degree appear to simulate human behaviour. It can encompass a range of sub-fields such as machine learning, natural language processing, image processing, robotics and artificial neural networks. Artificial intelligence has applications from autonomous vehicles to medical diagnosis and from remote sensing to agriculture.
Quantum technology refers to the development of new technologies, such as quantum computing, quantum sensing, quantum cryptography and quantum metrology. Such emerging technologies are sometimes referred to as being part of the “second quantum revolution”, the first quantum revolution having given us new rules that govern physical reality on quantum scales.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a term which can be used to describe all things data, and includes generating, processing and distributing information upon which insights and learning are based, in automated functions. IoT describes a connected world in which physical objects are embedded with technology allowing them to exchange data over networks and marks the next major step in an ongoing process of digitisation. 5G connectivity offers the possibility of efficiently connecting IoT devices, and may represent a landscape-changing development in the digital economy, affecting all aspects of our work and social lives.
Online brand enforcement relates to the enforcement of IP holders' rights on the Internet, to address infringement and / or fraudulent activity that targets individuals or businesses for illicit gain.
Our team of experienced patent and trade mark attorneys assist our clients in the emerging digital technologies sector to protect their creations. Our attorneys specialise in the drafting of design, patent and trade mark applications to help businesses protect, promote and enforce the valuable intellectual property assets and rights created from their work.
Keltie is here to help clients to maximise and maintain the value of their creativity with expert advice, application search and filing and protecting your interests with rigorous enforcement processes, should the need arise.
Keltie’s work in the emerging digital technology sector includes expertise, guidance and strategies relating to:
Clearance and due diligence searches
Branding assessments and protection
Invention harvesting and patent application preparation
Portfolio management, enhancement and strategic development
Advising on infringement, enforcement and passing-off
Domain name and online enforcement
Trade secret management
As well as our sector-experienced teams who continually work with our digital and technology clients, Keltie has industry-leading attorneys in emerging digital technologies who ensure that the scientific aspects of any new technologies and processes are identified and protected.
Our approach focuses on putting together the best team of attorneys for your business’ needs from our diverse talent pool to ensure your intellectual property portfolio is planned, executed and maintained to the highest standards to safeguard your rights.
06.05.2022The Unitary Patent System – nearly ready to go live
The unitary patent system, comprising the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC), is now expected to go live either later this year or early next year. The exact date will be known as soon as Germany deposits its instrument of ratification of the Unified Patent Court Agreement which will kick start a sunrise period. Following this sunrise period, the UPC will open its doors and it will be possible for a patent owner to obtain a single unitary patent which provides patent protection in at least 17 EU member states.